Introduction to Information Science
Teaching Staff: Kostagiolas Petros, Papaioannou Georgios, Drakakis Manolis
Course Code: BIB125
Field: General Core
Course Category: General Background
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Teaching Units: 4
Total Hours: 3
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Introduction to Information Science: the development of information science during the last decades. The role and value of information. Information and communication. Categories of libraries. Bibliographic description. Classification systems. Cataloguing rules. Description standards. Preservation and conservation of the material. Categorization of abstracts, thesauri. Associations. Issues and trends on information.
The students will be introduced to Information Science and understand the value of information as well as its nature, production, development, organization, issues and current trends.
With the successful completion of the course, the student will be able to know: should understand the fundamental concepts of information science, both in the field of information documentation and in the field of information management.
Week #1: Introduction. What is “information science”? The nature and value of Information. velopment of Information Science during the 20th century
Week #2: Production, creation, distribution of information. Information and communication.
Week #3: Traditional and electronic/virtual publishing.
Week #4: Distributing information
Week #5: Kinds of libraries. The role of National Libraries. Acquisitions and donations.
Week #6: Associations regarding information. Case studies (IFLA etc. )
Week #7: The objective of the Information Management: the Standards and Tools.
Week #8: Thematic Description – Languages of Thematic Description
Week #9: Classification Systems - Bibliographic Classification
Week #10: Thematic indexing
Week #11: Preservation of Digital Information
Week #12: New Technologies in the area of Information Science.
Week #13: Revision, discussion
- Bokos G. (2001), Introduction to Information Science, Athens: Papasotiriou Publications. [in Greek].
- Βawden, David & Robinson, Lyn (2012), Introduction to Information Science, New York: Neil Schuman Publishers.
Lectures with ppt presentations and internet use.